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Johnwindwood
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Choke cable fitting

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Guys

Early type large knob choke cable- what holds it into the dash? Ours just pulls straight out. Is it just the plastic "wing" bits near the bezel, or should it have a clip? Lotusbits supplied me with a clip, but I cannot see anywhere to fit it. (I know that the later ones do use a clip.)

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Kind regards

John

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wrxseeker
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Re: Choke cable fitting

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Hi John

Did you ever get this sorted as mine does the same ?

Lotusbits have offered a clip but as you say it seems to be a square peg with a round hole clip !!

Thanks

Darren
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Re: Choke cable fitting

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The clip can be made to fit. I think the original fit was just the plastic wings but over the years, the hole in the dash enlarges a bit and it pulls through. I bought one of the clips, pulled it open slightly and wedged it behind the dash immediately between the plastic wings and dash surface. Its been like that now for 2 years with no problems.
(The clip is really meant for the later smaller choke cable/knob which is Metro derived.)
Kind regards

John

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1949 Austin Sheerline saloon (Parts car)
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Re: Choke cable fitting

Post by wrxseeker »

Thanks John.

I think you are right about the wings.

I have opened them up a bit with a fine cable tie looped through the slots so will see how that goes and pick up a Clip at some point just in case.
Darren

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